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Pioneer Elite DVR-57H

Pioneer Elite DVR-57H
alaScore 65

11 reviews

Nov, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Pioneer Elite DVR-57H. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability. The image quality is also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Pioneer Elite DVR-57H is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 65/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Adrienne Maxwell (hometheater.com)

Pioneer DVR-57H DVR/DVD Recorder

 

It baffles me that the digital video recorder hasn't caught on with mainstream consumers. Everyone I know who's spent 10 minutes with one of these gems is instantly addicted. It has a VCR's functionality, a digital cable box's user-friendliness, and a...

Feb, 2004

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Pioneer dvd-rws and faulty Pioneer design

 

had a decent picture when it worked

was destroyed due to Pioneer firmware bug

Mar, 2006

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Pioneer dvd-rws and faulty Pioneer design

 

Based on my experience with the Pioneer Elite 7000 dvd-rw I will never again buy any Pioneer product. After having not used it to record for quite some time I went out and bought some new 1x/2x dvd rw's. I put the dvd-rw in the drive and it spun for ...

had a decent picture when it worked

was destroyed due to Pioneer firmware bug

Mar, 2006

Consumer review (epinions.com)

A great product -- and at a great price too

 

This was my first TiVO box ever. I had been pushing off till HD TiVO/OTA model would be available as I don't want Sat a connection. So I finally decided to go for an existing unit that had OTA/Coax when the price came down. Boy howdy has it ever. The ...

Its a TiVO. Best remote to control ever.Reasonable connections (component video, digital audio).

No digital coax rca output jack -- just optical.Initial setup over phone jack slow.

Aug, 2004

Consumer review (epinions.com)

No regrets

 

After months and months of researching which DVR and/or TiVo to buy I finally settled on the Pioneer DVR 57H over all else, even Pioneer's other DVR. I do not regret paying the extra cost. Real world experience has shown that a 40 GB hard drive will ...

Installation guide is excellent, recorded picture is excellent, noise is not noticable.

Probably a little too costly but...

May, 2004

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Pioneer Elite DVR-57H (120 GB) DVD Recorder

 

Good recording quality, Quiet, Easy to navigate menus

Minor Pixelation in SP mode(2 hours on DVD)

Jan, 2004

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Pioneer Elite DVR-57H DVD Recorder

 

I found the DVR-57H extremely easy to setup. Setup time was probably 45 minutes for the initial setup. It is important to understand in my opinion, that this maybe a home audio/video piece, but for all intents and purposes, it is a PC. It has a bios,...

Good recording quality, Quiet, Easy to navigate menus

Minor Pixelation in SP mode(2 hours on DVD)

Jan, 2004

Consumer review (epinions.com)

A fine choice

 

I installed this unit about two weeks ago, and am perfectly happy with it. It replaces my Philips type 1 TiVo, with 14 hour’ s recording capacity (which , three years ago, I thought would be quite enough!). After much comparison shopping, I ordered...

Integrated TiVo and DVD recorder/player functions ; disc capacity ; documentation

Price...price...price

Dec, 2003

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Pioneer should be ashamed

 

I have owned the DVR-57H for several weeks now. To say I am disappointed would be an understatement. I bought the 57H as a replacement for my old TiVo series 1. My old series 1 was fairly quiet (in spite of my adding a 2nd drive for a total of 95GB ...

TiVo Software & Service, DVD Recording, wireless capability, 2-Year Warranty

Inferior picture quality, noisy fan & hard drive, very slow booting, recording capacity

Dec, 2003

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Pioneer Elite DVR-57H DVD for Enthusiasts Who Want to Make Life Easier

 

Other than its forboding price, there is nothing scary about the Pioneer Elite DVR-57H DVD. It is, in fact, built upon the standard Tivo software, which is designed to make life easier for its users. The unit serves as a DVD recorder, ...

This is the best idea to hit the video/home theater market in years.

Very expensive. Cannot edit commercials.

Dec, 2003
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